To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.
If school turned you off Shakespeare, find out what you've been missing all these years with this beautifully crafted audio presentation.
From the creators of SmartPass audio education study guides, voted third in a national poll to find the UK's favourite audibook (2008). Winners of 3 Spoken Word Awards for Best Drama (2004), Best Original Audio and Best Publishing Initiative (2005).
©2007 SmartPass Ltd; (P)2007 SmartPass Ltd
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"the Shakespeare Appreciated series is outstanding"
I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to get the most out of Shakespeare. The commentary and its historical notes and explanatory comments open up the text to everyone. Particularly recommended for students who need to read Shakespeare.
No. Best to take it by chunks to digest the acts/scenes.
Wish there were more Shakespeare plays in this series.
"Awesome Study Aide and Excellent Performances"
Just terrific. Enough background and footnote type commentaryso that at no point are you bored or lost. Terrific for the Shalespeare novice. Listen to this and then watch the film or see the play and you will appreciate Shakespeare. My only complaint is that Smart Pass do not have more of Shakespeare's plays available yet in this ingenious format.
"Henry V is a great listen"
The play is terrific, and the comments really help to put the play in perspective.
"first experience with Shakespeare read aloud"
This was fantastic. I am very experienced with Shakespeare but my son (14) who hasn't had much Shakespeare and struggles reading and my husband with little to no Shakespeare experienced all enjoyed it.
This version has inter-dispersed explanations of the story and history and wording which I found perfectly timed and well done. The voices were different enough to tell the characters apart. Although it was very long, the story was understood and the knowledge gained was fabulous.
Henry sneaking among the men
Very inspirational, good leadership portrayed
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